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  1. Drop In New Car Sales In October

    November 5, 2020 by mti

    Motor traders will be disappointed to read that, according to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT), there has been a drop in the sale of new cars for the month of October 2020 when compared with the same month last year.

    In October 2020 there were 140,945 new cars sold whereas in October 2019 the figure was 143,251. That is a fall of 2,306 that equates to a drop of 1.6%. .........read more »


  2. New Car And Van Registrations Rise In July

    August 5, 2020 by Logan Biggs

    Motor traders and those of you operating within the motor trade industry will be pleased to read that there was an increase in the number of new cars and vans sold in the month of July 2020 in the UK when compared with the same month in 2019 according to figures published by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). .........read more »


  3. Engine Production Falls Dramatically In The UK

    June 5, 2020 by Logan Biggs

    Those of you running a business in the motor trade industry will not be surprised to read that the number of motor engines produced in the UK fell dramatically in April in comparison to the same month last year. According to data produced by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT), the number of engines built this April only amounted to 830 whereas in April 2019 the figure was 178,022 – a drop of 99.5%. .........read more »


  4. New Car And Van Registrations Fall Dramatically In April

    May 9, 2020 by Logan Biggs

    It will probably not surprise motor traders to read that, according to the Society of Motor Traders and Motor Manufacturers (SMMT), there was a very large fall in the number of new cars and new vans registered in April 2020 when compared with April of last year. This is due to the coronavirus pandemic. .........read more »


  5. January Sees Drop In New Car Sales But Rise In New Van Sales

    February 19, 2020 by Logan Biggs

    If you are a motor trader selling new cars then you will be disappointed to read that, according to data published by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT), the number of new cars sold here in the UK fell by 7.3% in January 2020 when compared with the same month last year but if you are involved in the sale of new vans then you will be pleased to hear that the number of new vans sold here in the UK in January 2020 rose by 5.9% when compared with January 2019. .........read more »


  6. New Van Registrations Increase In 2019

    January 21, 2020 by Logan Biggs

    We are pleased to inform motor traders that there was an increase in the number of new vans registered in 2019 in the UK in comparison to 2018. That will also come as good news to others in the motor trade industry.

    According to data published by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT), there was a rise of 2.4% in the number of new vans sold in the UK in 2019 with some 365,778 being sold whereas in 2018 the figure was 357,325. That is different to the situation for new car sales as mentioned in the last post when the number of such vehicles sold last year fell when compared to the previous year. .........read more »


  7. June Sees Rise In Sale Of New Vans

    July 20, 2019 by Logan Biggs

    Over the last six months, you will be interested to read that there has been a rise in the sale of new vans here in the UK. So, this information will no doubt come as welcome news in particular to motor traders involved in the buying and selling of new vans.

    According to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT), the number of light commercial vehicles registered in the UK in June 2019 went up by 13.5% when compared with June 2018. We are sure that you will agree this is a big increase and let us hope that this trend continues in the coming months. .........read more »


  8. November Sees Rise In New Van Sales

    December 14, 2018 by Logan Biggs

    If you are in the motor trade then you will no doubt be pleased to read that, according to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT), there has been a rise in the number of new van sales here in the UK in November 2018 when compared with the same month last year.

    In November 2018 29,035 new vans up to 3.5 tonnes were sold whereas in November 2017 26,486 new vans were sold in that category. That is an increase of 9.6% and we are sure you will agree that is good news for the industry. .........read more »


  9. New Van Sales Drop In September

    October 16, 2018 by Logan Biggs

    Motor traders specialising in the sale of new vans will be disappointed to read that, according to figures published by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT), the number of new van sales fell in September 2018 despite the fact that it is a month when the new six monthly registration plated vehicles were issued.

    In September 2018, the sale of all new vans to 3.5 tonnes dropped by 6.1% when compared with the same month last year. In September 2018 there were 53,848 yet in September 2017 there were 57,368. That is a significant reduction.

    The sale of new pickups rose by 8.8% from 8,843 to 9,625. The sale of 4 x 4’s increased by 496.2% from 53 to 316. New van sales less than 2 tonnes dropped by 42.9% from 4,563 to 2,605. In the 2.0 to 2.5 tonnes category sales fell by 14.4% from 7,981 to 6,829. In the 2.5 to 3.5 tonnes category new van sales fell 4% from 35,928 to 34,473.

    On a year to date basis to September 2018, all vans to 3.5 tonnes fell by 3% from 282,679 in the 12 months to September 2017 to 274,247. New pickup sales grew by 4.6% from 40,431 to 42,311. 4 x 4 sales rose by 283.5% from 364 to 1,396. New van sales in the category less than 2 tonnes fell by 15.4% from 23,658 to 20,021. New van sales in the 2.0 to 2.5 tonnes category dropped by 5.8% from 42,811 to 40,318. New van sales in the category 2.5 to 3.5 tonnes dropped by 3% from 175,415 to 170,201.

    It is interesting that there has been a fall in the sale of new vans in September as the same thing happened with new car sales last month.

    The motor trade industry could do without news like this and it is to be hoped that the number of new vans that are registered starts to increase in October and beyond to try to make head-roads into the shortfall that has occurred on a year to date basis. We are sure that those of you working in the motor trade industry will share this view. After all, it is not just motor traders affected by these figures as a reduction in the sale of new vans also means that, potentially, there is less work for other areas of the motor trade industry such as the repair and servicing of vehicles.

    Here at Motor Trade Insurance, we will continue to keep our readers up to date periodically when new sales figures are produced by the above.


  10. Reduction In New Van Sales In July

    August 31, 2018 by Logan Biggs

    Unfortunately, July saw another fall in the number of new vans registered which will come as disappointing news to those of you operating within the motor trade industry in particular those selling such vehicles.

    Data produced by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) showed that all new van sales to 3.5 tonnes fell by 5.9% when comparing July 2018 with the same month last year. In July 2018 there were 23,309 new vans registered whereas in July 2017 there were 24,766.

    There was a fall of 2.8% in the number of new vans sold of less than 2 tonnes when comparing July 2018 with July 2017. There was a drop of 28% in new van registrations of between 2 tonnes to 2.5 tonnes when comparing the same months and there was a reduction of 3.8% in new van sales of between 2.5 tonnes to 3.5 tonnes when comparing July 2018 with July 2017.

    On a year to date basis, when comparing new van sales in that period to July 2018 with July 2017, there has been a fall of 2.7% for all vans up to 3.5 tonnes. New van sales below 2 tonnes dropped by 8.8%, new van sales between 2 tonnes to 2.5 tonnes fell by 1.4% and new van sales between 2.5 tonnes to 3.5 tonnes dropped by 4%.

    The top selling new vans in July 2018 were: –

    1. Ford Transit Custom 3,263
    2. Ford Transit 2,444
    3. Volkswagen Transporter 1,375
    4. Peugeot Partner 1,370
    5. Vauxhall Vivaro 1,141

    The top selling new vans on a year to date basis to July 2018 were: –

    1. Ford Transit Custom 30,997

    2. Ford Transit 19,154 .........read more »


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